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Family Sciomyzidae - Marsh Flies

Unknown - Dictya Fly - Tetanocera plebeja Genus Lymnia Marsh Fly?  - Limnia shannoni Marsh Fly - Limnia Limnia sp. - Limnia - female fly - Tetanocera plumosa - female Euthycera arcuata Mydas Fly? - Sepedon
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon ("Acalyptratae")
Superfamily Sciomyzoidea
Family Sciomyzidae (Marsh Flies)
Other Common Names
Snail-killing Flies
Explanation of Names
Sciomyzidae Fallén 1820
Numbers
almost 200 spp. in >20 genera in our area(1), all in the nominate subfamily; ~620 spp. in 66 genera total(2)
Size
5-10 mm
Identification
body yellowish, brownish, or grayish; antennae extend forward noticeably, a distinctive feature; wings often spotted or otherwise marked
Range
throughout NA and the world
Habitat
adults around marshes, lakes, ponds, or wooded areas; larvae are aquatic
Food
larvae parasitize or prey on freshwater or terrestrial snails(3)
See Also
Dryomyzidae are similar but have a well-developed clypeus